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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)

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Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 55 25 82 10
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This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries -...

This famous cemetery is the burial site of numerous French luminaries - authors, writers, musicians and more.

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An interesting visit.

My husband and I got there early in the morning. We got there by metro ( M3 Gambetta Station) which is very close to it. It was a cold and windy day. We tried to follow a map to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I got there early in the morning. We got there by metro ( M3 Gambetta Station) which is very close to it. It was a cold and windy day. We tried to follow a map to locate some of the graves we wanted to visit. I must say that to visit only the ones we wanted, (Edith... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

See Wilde's grave, etc, but also see the disturbing war memorials which are like nothing in England. It makes you aware that France was occupied and of the impact this had.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you could say visiting cemetery interesting you could certainly say that regarding a visit here. Be prepared and have map of area. Lots of walking up and down on cobbled paths so wear appropriate footwear.

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Not the place most would think of going when visiting Paris but it certainly was worth the trip. What a wonderful place to just go and peacefully walk through. Went on a Sunday morning in October and it was a really nice place to be.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's kind of macabre to visit cemeteries in my opinion but I made the exception because there are so many famous dead in this cemetery. It's easy to get to on the trains and once you get into the cemetery there is a map and index to help you find the graves you want to visit. We only visited Jim... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It sounds weird when i said the place was peaceful, but once you walk in you will know it gives you a different energy. The tombs uniqueness and the place is kept so beautiful. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a morbid treat! Allthough its a maze to find your way through the cementery its just very interesting to look at all the monument og dead people of notability ore obscurity! Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison over Bizet, Yves Montand and Marcel Proust. Worthwhile to do! And in the end momento mori over a cold beer in a cafe... More 

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This is a beautiful cemetery. Perfect for a late afternoon walk. Seeing the graves of some of the most famous artists in history is part of it but the cemetery is just beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You might think its a bit grim to visit a cemetery on your travels but Pere-Lachaise is a sight to see. Vast in its scale there is plenty of walking to be done, walking around you can see some fascinating tombs / graves dating from the recent to apparently napoleon's time. Some celebs buried here too including the great Irish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on my own and this is an incredible part of Parisian history. So many famous and historic figures buried here. Trying to navigate the cemetery is an experience itself. The neighborhood around Pere-LaChaise is worth the trip as well. Abelard and Heloise are must-see graves.

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Belleville / Pere Lachaise
At the eastern edge of Paris lies Belleville / Père Lachaise, an understated wonderland of local treasures. Alongside the world-famous cemetery, family-owned delicatessens and cafés nestle between local stores and establishments. The richness of the population here has created a little Chinatown of Asian restaurants, and the area comes to life at night by a funky underground scene. Façades change from one street to another as one passes from white walled provincial homes to tall blocks and reconverted homes. The whole area is an inspirational mix of people from all corners of the world frequented by artists, students, immigrants, and Parisian families. Once home to supporters of the Paris commune, its rebellious nature is now offset by its rural charms.
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